Here Are 35 Things You Probably Believe… But Are Total Lies. Everything You Thought Is Wrong

Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - You aren't born with all of the brain cells you were ever have

While growing up, family, friends and teachers probably told you tidbits about the world that you accepted as the gospel truth. There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact it is completely normal. But, it seems there are a great many widely accepted “facts” that are actually completely untrue. These misconceptions are fairly widespread, so you may be surprised that even today you were believing things that just weren’t true.

So put on your learning hats, you’re about to get schooled.

1.) You aren’t born with all of the brain cells you were ever have. There is evidence your brain will continue to produce new cells in certain regions, a process called neurogenesis.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - You aren't born with all of the brain cells you were ever have
Flickr / jsmjr

2.) The color of the mucus in your nose doesn’t indicate if you have a bacterial or viral infection. It can vary in color due to a variety of illnesses.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - The color of the mucus in your nose doesn’t indicate if you
Flickr / tanj

3.) Goldfish don’t have 30-second memories. In fact, they can remember things for months.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Goldfish don’t have 30-second memories
Flickr / protographer23

4.) Lightning CAN strike twice in the same spot. In fact, the Empire State Building is struck up to 100 times a year.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Lightning CAN strike twice in the same spot
Flickr / letsbuildafort

5.) Lemmings do not follow each other, committing mass suicide. The “fact” was wrongly perpetuated by a 1958 Disney documentary called White Wilderness, in which the filmmakers manually ran a pack of lemmings off of a cliff to make for good television.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Lemmings do not follow each other, committing mass suicide
Flickr / kgleditsch

6.) Disregard the phrase “blind as a bat,” because bats are NOT blind. They use echolocation to hunt and navigate, but they can see.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Disregard the phrase “blind as a bat,” because bats are NOT blind
Flickr / radu_privantu

7.) The popular dinosaur, the Brontosaurus, didn’t actually exist. It’s actually an Apatosaurus. Paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh mislabeled an adult Apatosaurus as a completely different species (thus, the “Brontosaurus”).
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - The popular dinosaur, the Brontosaurus, didn’t actually exist
Flickr / ideonexus

8.) Pure water doesn’t conduct electricity well. The reason you would get shocked if in water is because of the minerals, dirt and other things IN the water that will conduct electricity well.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Pure water doesn’t conduct electricity well
Flickr / sterlic

9.) Swallowed chewing gum will not take 7 years to digest. In fact, we don’t digest it at all. It passes harmlessly through our bodies.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Swallowed chewing gum will not take 7 years to digest
Flickr / baileysjunk

10.) One gene does not equal one protein. Many genes make multiple proteins and some don’t make any.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - One gene does not equal one protein
Flickr / micahb37

11.) There is no such thing has having a truly “photographic” memory. Even people with exceptional memories don’t recall events with enough detail to mimic a camera.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - There is no such thing has having a truly “photographic” memory
Flickr / ginnerobot

12.) Fingernails and hair do not keep growing once we die. Instead, our skin shrinks, giving the appearance of growth.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Fingernails and hair do not keep growing once we die
Flickr / danelu

13.) Cracking your knuckles won’t give you arthritis. Age, injury, obesity and genetics will give you arthritis.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Cracking your knuckles won’t give you arthritis
Flickr / jganderson

14.) Not all people with Tourettes randomly yell out swear words, only a small percentage do. It’s more common for people with Tourettes to have involuntary movements and other sound tics.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Not all people with Tourettes randomly yell out swear words
Flickr / mindaugasdanys

15.) Shaving your hair doesn’t make it thicker. It might feel coarser, but that’s just because the ends are more blunt from being freshly shaved.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Shaving your hair doesn’t make it thicker
Flickr / alanant

16.) Getting hit by a penny that was dropped from the top of the Empire State Building won’t kill you. The penny’s speed will max out at about 50 mph, which isn’t fast enough to kill. Although it would still probably hurt.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Getting hit by a penny
Flickr / archana3k1

17.) Sharks can get cancer. The myth was created by I. William Lane in order to sell shark cartilage as a cancer treatment.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Sharks can get cancer
Flickr / patrikneckman

18.) It’s possible to stand an egg on its head any day of the year (and not just on the Spring Equinox). You just need patience and a textured egg shell.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - It’s possible to stand an egg on its head any day of the year
Flickr / aidanmorgan

19.) Microwave radiation doesn’t cause cancer. Only a few kinds of radiation can cause cancer (and it depends on the dosage).
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Microwave radiation doesn’t cause cancer
Flickr / tburnes

20.) During the Middle Ages, most scholars accepted that the Earth was round. The myth that people thought the Earth was flat was started in the 1940s by the Members of the Historical Association.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - During the Middle Ages, most scholars accepted the Earth was round
Flickr / jimborocks

21.) McDonald’s burgers can and will rot under the right conditions to break the processed food down.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - McDonald’s burgers can and will rot under the right conditions
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22.) Stress doesn’t play a large role in chronic high blood pressure. Stress can temporarily increase blood pressure, but the main causes of hypertension are smoking, genetics and bad diets.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Stress doesn’t play a large role in chronic high blood pressure
Flickr / quinnanya

23.) It’s most likely HIV jumped to humans from monkeys through hunting, not cross-species intercourse.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - It’s most likely HIV jumped to humans from monkeys through hunting
Flickr / markgrundland

24.) Giving children sugar doesn’t make them hyper. In several trials, kids were just as hyper, regardless of if they received the sugar-filled or sugar-free drinks.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Giving children sugar doesn’t make them hyper
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25.) Ostriches do not stick their heads in the ground when they’re scared. In fact, they flop on the ground and play dead.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Ostriches do not stick their heads in the ground
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26.) The Northern Hemisphere of Earth is not closer to the sun when it is summer. It’s warmer in the summer because the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun, allowing us to get hit with the energy more directly.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - The Northern Hemisphere of Earth is not closer to the sun
Flickr / donkeyhotey

27.) Most diamonds actually aren’t made from compressed coal. They are compressed and heated 90 miles below the surface of the Earth (and coal is found about 2 miles below the Earth’s surface).
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Most diamonds actually aren’t made from compressed coal
Flickr / kimberlyeternal

28.) Organic food isn’t pesticide free. Pesticide levels on both organic and non organic food are so low they aren’t a concern, according to the USDA.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Organic food isn’t pesticide free
Flickr / mikecogh

29.) Dogs and cats don’t see in greyscale, they see in shades of blue and green.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Dogs and cats don’t see in greyscale
Flickr / sadiehart

30.) The Great Wall of China isn’t the only man-made structure visible from space.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - The Great Wall of China isn’t the only man-made structure visible
Flickr / keithroper

31.) Your blood is never blue. It’s red whether it is oxygenated or not. Your veins look blue because of your skin and tissue.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Your blood is never blue
Flickr / yomersapiens

32.) People use more than “just 10%” of their brains. In fact, they use all of their brains. We just use different areas of the brain at different times.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - People use more than “just 10%” of their brains
Flickr / flamephoenix1991

33.) Ingesting poinsettias wont kill you or your pets, although the plants will make you sick with gastrointestinal issues.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Ingesting poinsettias wont kill you or your pets
Flickr / davidnoah

34.) Frogs or toads won’t give you warts. Touching another person’s warts, though, will give you warts. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is what causes most warts.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Frogs or toads won’t give you warts
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35.) Redheads are not going extinct (genes do not go extinct). The gene for red or blonde hair can be recessive and carried throughout generations without ever emerging as a hair color.
Here are 35 things you probably believe… but are total lies. Everything you thought is wrong - Redheads are not going extinct
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Don’t feel bad if you have been fooled by these common misconceptions. Now, you can set the record straight at the next dinner party you’re at. And if you don’t believe any of them, Google will confirm. ;)

Source: Reddit, Wikipedia

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5 comments

  1. This is crap! So, organic food is as good as non organic? This is awful, goodbye forever, thinking humanity! This is full of CRAP! Like promoting toxic refined sugar!

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  2. Yes, there are many inaccuracies here. Of course the USDA deems the levels of pesticides on our food safe, both on organic and non-organic food. Yet the organic standard is very different from the non-organic one.... Also there's a big difference between organic and synthetic pesticides which isn't mentioned.

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  3. Yeah the organic thing was misleading. Also its ions that mainly conduct electricity in water, sugar IS a high source of energy, and its "junk DNA" that indicates that we're only operating at 10% of our potential.

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  4. the first chinese cosmonaut reported dissapointedly that the great wall can not be seen with zee naked eye from space...

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  5. the first chinese cosmonaut reported dissapointedly that the great wall can not be seen with zee naked eye from space...

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